/Linux Essentials

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Provided by: Open University

Course Area: All areas

Course Code: TG088

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20211002

End date: 20211231

Subjects: Linux

Recognised by: Cisco Networking Academy

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

You will complete a short course that potentially leads to the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials certification.


Based on the LPI Linux Essentials objectives, during this course you will:

  • explore the evolution of Linux and popular operating systems supported by Linux (e.g. Android, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Red Hat, Mint, Scientific Linux)
  • be aware of the differences between Linux and other operating systems
  • be aware of the operating system distribution life cycle
  • be aware of storage and hardware requirements in the context of a Linux operating system
  • use and develop of Linux desktop applications, server applications, development languages and package management as well as current industry usage.
  • explore free and open source licensing
  • develop Linux desktop and command line skills
  • explore command line basics, including shell commands, command line syntax, variable, globbing and quoting
  • use help resources and what context they are utilised
  • use Linux directories and listing files – exploring hidden files and the Linux file system
  • archive files, folders and understand the compression tools in use
  • use pipes, redirection and regular expressions to search for data
  • create basic scripts to manage Linux operations
  • explore the networking requirements of a Linux ‘host’
  • explore the basic security and file permissions requirements of a Linux ‘host’
  • manage users, groups and associated file, folder and application execution permissions.

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone who wants to gain experience in using the Linux operating system. You may be someone who needs to use Linux as part of their job role or you may be someone who wants to learn more about this free operating system. This course is suitable if you already have some technical experience with computing technology. It is aimed at a Linux novice, it isn’t aimed at someone with no prior experience of computing.


This course is not suitable for someone who is a beginner in computing or has only gained experience by using specific computer applications.

What will I learn

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • understand the nature of FOSS, the various communities, and licenses within the Linux domain.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of open source applications in the workplace as they relate to closed source equivalents.
  • describe basic concepts of hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System.
  • implement the Linux command line and manage different files.
  • create and restore compressed backups and archives.
  • apply Linux based system security, users/groups and file permissions for public and private directories.
  • create and run simple scripts.
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